Duke of Wellington, Spitalfields
Toynbee Street isn't the most well-loved location in town, and perhaps the Duke of Wellington may not be in its heyday, but if you find yourself in this neck of the woods then there is a fairly decent boozer to frequent. There does seem to be an inordinate amount of pumps dispensing Fosters, though you've got two real ales too. You'll either find a few suits from nearby offices or a splattering of locals depending on when you visit, with entertainment provided by the TV, jukebox or dartboard. What we found slightly off-putting is the screen directly ahead of the door showing CCTV images from around the pub, but it could be useful to locate your friends when it's busy.
22 Oct 2009
I absolutely love this place. The Duke is a proper pub, something of a rarity in this area. Plenty of good draught beer, sport on TV, dart boards and even a rather fetching outside garden to enjoy any blamy evenings we may have left this year. What's not to like....??!
12 Toynbee Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 7NE
020 7247 8250
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